One of the many favorable attributes of our area is the generally low crime rates. Considerable credit must go to the outstanding local police on patrol in our areas. The ranks of our local departments are filled with officers who are skilled, dedicated and professional.
I partner with our first responder organizations, both law enforcement and volunteer fire departments, to help ensure they have the resources needed to perform their public safety functions effectively.
I also work with prosecutors and the court system to put in place tough standards in the criminal justice system when it comes to confronting those who simply will not abide by the laws of our society, and disrupt the peaceful lives of others. Upholding high standards of law and order is essential for supporting a society that flourishes economically, educationally and culturally.
The value of being able to go about one’s daily life in communities that are generally safe and peaceful is truly priceless, and makes all the difference for the quality of life that is possible.